Broadcasting the Truth of Jesus Christ
Dec. 15, 2023

Our Lady of Guadalupe - Recap of Festivities plus lots of "Did You Know" Facts

Our Lady of Guadalupe - Recap of Festivities plus lots of
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What it will take to keep local Catholic Radio ON-AIR for 2024

Important Update on the future of 
AM1270 CATHOLIC RADIO-CHARLOTTE
 
Our commitment to keep Charlotte’s first Catholic Radio Station on the air these past 5 years has been relentless.  
In late 2021 we sold our tower site land to finance operations in 2022-2023.  Keeping the radio station on the air and Catholic are our top priorities.  If we had to sell we would look for Catholic ownership.  What we did not expect was the inability to work out a long-term land lease with the new owner at the tower site.  Without that long-term land lease we cannot sell the radio station.  So now it's up to you, our Carolina Catholic Community, to help keep us on the air.  

As noted earlier, we have an opportunity to expand our radio signal coverage along the I-85 East corridor including both Cabarrus and Rowan counties.  This would dramatically increase the reach of Catholic Radio in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area from approximately 600,000 to 1,100,000!  The investment required to nearly double our coverage is $6000 per month.
  This represents 6 parishes tithing at $1000 per month.
 
This year’s fundraising totals were dramatically under operating expenses of which 80% are attributable to the radio station.  That being said, it is our hope that after much expense cutting, your year-end donations and monthly pledges will allow us to pay our creditors and continue operating the radio station on a bare bone budget.  The success of this pledge drive between now and December 31 will determine whether we stay on the air or shut down the radio station prior to our fifth anniversary on January 31.  Please pray for the success of this campaign to keep our Digital and Radio Evangelization efforts going and growing in the year ahead.
 
Regardless of what happens with the radio station, we are prepared and committed to move forward with our 6 other media platforms to deliver strong 3-Diocese (3-D) coverage across the Carolinas. These platforms include:


 
Carolina Catholic Weekly eNewsletter

Carolina Catholic Mobile App

Carolina Catholic YouTube Channel

Facebook/I-Gram/X-Twitter/LinkedIn Social Media

CarolinaCatholic.org website

Internet Streaming/Podcasts/Videos
 

 
2024 Pledge Goal: $5000 per month 
The Drive to 5


On January 31, 2024 CAROLINA CATHOLIC MEDIA will celebrate 
5 years evangelizing the TRUTH of JESUS CHRIST across the Carolinas! 


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David M. Papandrea, OFS
Phone/Text:  704.880.0260
David.Papandrea@CarolinaCatholicRadio.org
Carolina Catholic Media is a 501©(3) Tax-Deductible Non-Profit
 
 
THIS WEEK'S FOCUS
How Our Lady of Guadalupe Miraculously Fulfilled a Prophecy

Indigenous storytelling traditions heralded the mass conversion that followed St. Juan Diego’s encounter with Mary.

Catholic News Register
 

9 interesting facts about Our Lady of Guadalupe that you may not know!

On December 12, Catholics all throughout the Americas celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe — the patroness of the Americas.
This appearance of Our Lady is responsible for more conversions to the Catholic Faith than almost any other apparition to date.

So no doubt you know a thing or two about the story.
However, we’ve compiled these nine interesting facts about Our Lady of Guadalupe that you may not know!

OurCatholicRadio.org

5 Miraculous Facts About Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas

In 1531, the Blessed Mother appeared four times to Saint Juan Diego
on a hill outside present-day Mexico.

CHURCHPOP

 
INTERNATIONAL NEWS

SYNODAL PERSPECTIVES
NATIONAL NEWS

Catholic Parish Fights to Protect Mission from Michigan Government


St. Joseph Parish in Michigan has asked a federal appeals court to protect its ability to hire employees who abide by Catholic moral teachings, contrary to what the state wants to impose. 

CATHOLICVOTE
 
 
LOCAL NEWS AROUND THE CAROLINAS
Diocese of Charlotte

Mass attendance required for both Fourth Sunday of Advent, Christmas

Catholic News Herald

'Little Churches with Big Hearts'


Pioneering clergy and laypeople are building up Catholic communities in 17 outlying areas of North Carolina where mission churches are thriving. Discover what life is like in these frontiers of the faith.

Catholic News Herald
 

‘Without silence, we lose our bearings’

Diocese of Raleigh Facebook Page

2024 Diocesan Eucharistic Congress

April 6, 2024

Columbia Convention Center, Columbia, SC

Our diocesan Eucharistic Conference planning is underway.
Join us April 6, 2024, in Columbia for music, speakers,
Eucharistic Procession, Adoration and so much more!

Diocese of Charleston Facebook Page 

Carolina Catholic Media

Facebook Page

Parish/School/Ministry highlights across the Carolinas! 

PARISH AND SCHOOL NEWS

 
Immaculate Heart of Mary School performed a Christmas Musical.

Scenes of the Season
Catholic News Herald

St. Mark Catholic School

Christ the King Catholic High School

  
Crusaders are warming hearts and homes this Christmas season! Special thanks to all who donated blankets to Project WARM. The blankets were delivered last weekend to individuals in the Charlotte area. Project WARM (Winter Apparel Recycling Mission) was started by CTK Senior Aidan Rush. ðŸ’™ðŸ¤ðŸ’™ðŸ¤#CTK #goCrusaders #serveothers #servicecommittee @nccatholicschools
 

Saint Michael Catholic School

  
Saint Michael students dive into classical education, crafting projects that honor Our Lady of Guadalupe~
“I am the ever-virgin Mary, Mother of the true God, who gives life and maintains its existence. He creates all things. He is in all places. He is the God of Heaven and Earth.” -Our Lady of Guadalupe
#saintmichaelcatholicschool #ourladyofguadalupe #nccatholicschools #classicaleducation
 

St. Gabriel Catholic School

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Our 3rd graders had two special Christmas performances this week! They wowed on the stage for our school with the story of Christmas, then they dazzled the parents on the big stage at the Fine Arts Center. ðŸŒ  Thank you 3rd graders, their teachers, and Mrs. V for reminding us all the reason for the season ðŸŽ„ @nccatholicschools
#stgabejaguars #christmas #reasonfortheseason #catholicschools

St. Ann Catholic School


"For a child is born to us, a son is given to us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:5

Pictures courtesy of Mrs. Roberts and our creative kindergarteners!
#stannsaints #raisingsaints #NCatholicSchools
 


 
 

CAROLINA CATHOLIC CALENDAR

 

Spiritual Exercises for the New Year

New Year’s Retreat
Two Nights: December 30, 2023, to January 1, 2024
Add a third-night for just $50!


Living the Beatitudes
Retreat
Two Nights
ALL NEW DATES: January 26-28, 2024
 
St. Francis Springs Prayer Center in Stoneville, NC is a
non-profit, interfaith retreat center. All people, all denominations
are welcome to use our Center for their spiritual formation. 

Find out more about the many events held throughout the year! 
Update just released

 
 
FAMILY LIFE
 
Catholic Action for Faith and Family is an association of Catholics that strives to uphold and defend Christian values inspired by the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The organization works in a legal and peaceful manner in the realm of ideas to promote these values. It aims to provide a network of resources and activities for clergy and laity to inspire them to reach out to others in an active way to defend these values. Catholic Action for Faith and Family's current initiatives include Operation Storm Heaven. 
 
 
🌟Build a New Life Workshop: Catholic Divorce Support & Healing Program🌟
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I wish I had this help during my own tragic divorce.
That's why I created Build a New Life Workshop, your key to healing and a brighter future. Receive guidance to survive and thrive before, during & after divorce... emotionally, spiritually, interpersonally, physically, and as a parent!

🗓️ Starts January 4th! Act Now for the Early Bird Special until December 15th!
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Unleash the potential for profound transformation with our proprietary 12-week Catholic virtual program, designed to offer hope and heart healing in every aspect of your life.

What the BNLW Program Includes:
✨ Digital Access to Expert Insights: 12 videos featuring priests, psychologists, and divorce survivors. 
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BNLW Program Highlights:
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Comprehensive Support: We've covered every detail to help you maintain balance, heal, hear God's voice clearly, and embrace your best new life!
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FEATURE VIDEOS & PODCASTS

PODCASTS ON-DEMAND
VIDEOS ON-DEMAND
Carolina Catholic Media is pleased to announce our newest podcast/video...
GRACE & GRIT with Sara Daigle and new special guest host, Jessica Collazo.
Jessica is a Chicago native with a heart that beats for Jesus. Her passion is to challenge women to think differently, gain a new perspective and live confidently.  Because she knows, it’s possible. Jessica is the senior manager of operations at Proverbs 31 Ministries who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, Jerry, two sons and dog, Sawyer. 
Why Religion Can't Satisfy Itself in God
What happens when we impose extra Biblical ideas onto ourselves or others in an effort to be "spiritual"? Forcing ourselves into fabricated holiness robs us of abundant life and joy-filled purpose. Let;s talk about the difference between true holiness and a self imposed infliction of religious ideas in an effort to be holy. 
VIDEO #8 - WATCH NOW

Find out more on Sara's website @ www.sara-daigle.org
Click on the contact icon if you'd like a one-on-one conversation with her.
You'll also find Sara on Instagram and Facebook. 
Here's Sara's latest Video post 

 


JOYFUL ECHO with Jean and Kathleen
Season 4 Available NOW
View the entire JOYFUL ECHO Playlist Seasons 1-3 Here!
WATCH NOW 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS

This Holiday Season…. Shop to Help, Not Harm

Do you ever wonder who works behind your favorite products? Are they suffering? Are they children?

Start early this Christmas season and buy handcrafted, ethically and sustainably-made products that support workers and their community.


Fair and ethically sourced products guarantee that no child labor or forced labor is in the supply chain.

Please shop fair and ethical trade to help support and provide dignity to all workers as well as care for the environment.

We have the power to support greater causes through our purchases.

To learn about purchasing ethical trade and consuming with a conscience, go to the CCDOC Ethical & Fair Trade Webpage:
https://ccdoc.org/fairtrade
 
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Check out what's happening at the home of The Chosen!

The Chosen 

 Two gifts are better ̶t̶h̶a̶n̶ ̶ as one.
We've woven our two Christmas specials into one seamless story for you this holiday season. Gather some loved ones and celebrate the birth of Jesus now playing in a theatre near you. Find locations and tickets at FathomEvents.com.
Complete listing of upcoming
Fathom Movie Events, Series & Categories